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PBS
Jan 15, 2013 12:00am PST
choice you should not be supporting a 46-year-old black guy named barack obama to be the next leader of the free world. that is not where the smart money went. people have got involved in our campaign because they believed politics as usual, business as usual is not adequate. it is not that they dislike some of the other candidates. they think that -- let's take the example of health care. if we cannot break the gridlock between democrats and republicans but if we cannot overcome the insurance companies and drug company lobbyists that have a lock on washington will not get anything passed. it is not -- it does not matter if our plan is better. the second thing my supporters understand, the day i am inaugurated, this country looks at itself differently and the world books of america differently. if you believe we have to heal america and we have to prepare our standing -- repair our standing in the world, my supporters believe i am a messenger who can deliver that message around the world in and out -- a way that no other candidate can. if you have a guy named obama, that isssein diff
PBS
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
president obama done for labor in these last four years? >> well, i think he's tried to do quite a bit. i think in his heart he definitely supports, you know, working families. part of the outcome piece is what gets through the u.s. congress. so he definitely supported health care bill much more like speaker pelosi than what we ended up getting through the senate finance committee, onto the senate floor and eventually adopted a year later. he definitely supported workers' rights legislation. he definitely supported much more agressive moves to stop the foreclosures. he definitely supported climate change. so part of this is really -- you know, we would love to see more active white house support for these democracy initiatives so that the change that i'm sure he still believes in has some reality to it instead of just on the back bench somewhere. >> did he fight hard enough? i don't want to put you on the spot. yeah, i want to put you on the spot. >> you can put me on the spot. >> i wonder why labor keeps rolling over for the democrats and for the president. >> we're trying not to roll
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
years of reality. as i said, it's the sort of thing where we know who barack obama is and we have this sense that people -- >> but it's not same way it was before. >> that's an amazing cheering shot. one of the things you can see on the mall, they have jumbotrons set up so even if you can't get close enough to see the president walk out they're seeing what we're seeing which is the first glimpse of the president walking. >> we say it's not as many people as last time but for the people in the mall -- >> get a shot of the trumpets, the heraldry and the pageantry. >> mark? >> i was thinking 28 years ago i was covering walter mondale's campaign. he was in los angeles. >> we're going to stop. the president of the united states. [trumpet fanfare] ♪ ♪ . >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack h. obama, accompanied by staff director are to ceremonies, jean borocisz, terrance gainer, house sergeant at arms, paul irving, chairman of the joint congressional committee on ceremonies, charles schumer, senator lamar alexander, the speaker of the house
PBS
Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm PST
changes that the democrats are doing something, when barack obama first ran for president in 2008, he promised his first year he would push a comprehensive immigration reform bill. he just didn't do it. this time he got 71% of the latina vote and a lot of latinos were saying, wait a minute, you promised, you didn't deliver, you better do it this time. while you're seeing a lot of republicans stepping up to the plate, you're also seeing democrats getting serious. >> there's another issue, too. scott, i think you're seeing the public opinion on this issue has really shifted in the last couple years. a new public opinion tragedy poll this week shows 87% of americans support some kind of path to citizenship. republicans are hearing that message as well. >> that's an interesting point. >> coming back to debra's -- >> as a conservative columnist for "the chronicle" what is at stake for republicans in this debate? >> go ahead, scott. >> i'm sorry. i think, just to debra's point, latinos really are tired, they say they're being used as a wedge. the fact immigration reform didn't happen was so
PBS
Jan 19, 2013 12:30pm PST
. >> president obama arranged a new year's deal to elude the fiscal cliff. republicans and democrats both consented to the deal. now neither party is happy with the outcome. democrats complain that obama caved. because the president's plan allows george w. bush's tax cuts to become permanent. for those making less than $400,000 a year. these democrat critics fear that obama's second term instead of being quote, unquote bold will be quote, unquote cautious as his first term. and on the right, republicans moan and grown and say that -- groan and say that obama is demeaning in the way he deals with house speaker john boehner. hold on, says columnist rockman. we expect too much of obama he says because in the united states, we subscribe to the quote, unquote myth of the imperial presidency. other transformational democratic presidents such as fdr and lbj, rockman says, have substantial democratic majorities in both the senate and in the house to enact their landmark legislation. obama in contrast has had to work with a narrow democratic majority in the senate and with an opposition party, the
PBS
Jan 14, 2013 12:00am PST
, even three years ago barack obama expressed concern about the long term debt and the confidence of people in the u.s. government. take a listen. >> there may be some tax provisions that can encourage businesses to hire sooner rather than sitting on the sidelines. so we're taking a look at those. i think it is important, though, to recognize that if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point, people could lose confidence in the us economy in a way that could actually lead to a double-dip recession. >> i remember that well. and at the time it was going on, i do occasionally find myself in meetings with very serious people myself. i guess i am personally one now and then. there was this widespread view among people, and not all of it venal, not all of it self-interested, that somehow things were hanging by a thread. that any day now we could have a run on u.s. government debt, which was wrong. but, okay, i can see how people could for a while have believed that. but a lot of time has gone by since then. and i hope that at least some people ha
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)